Fleet Lead - Crawley, UK

Crawley, West Sussex
Competitive salary
04 Aug 2014
01 Sep 2014
Contract Type
Full Time

Fleet Lead
Crawley, UK
Competitive salary


Instructs Boeing and airline customer pilots in all phases of flight training, using complex state of the art flight simulators, training devices, and computer programs. Acts as a TRE/SFI to support training requirements when not carrying out specific Fleet Lead activities. This role is anticipated to be approximately 50% direct instructing/examining, and approximately 50% Fleet Lead department support in the office as per the below.

Responsibilities will include:

Supports the Head of Flight Training/Chief Flying Instructor/CTKI in all aspects of flight training related to the teaching and evaluating of Boeing and airline pilots to fly and operate Boeing airplanes

  • Ensuring instructor suitability for customer training programs, instructor scheduling issues and instructors pilot currency requirements
  • Supporting flight training plans for new hire instructors, new hire training and acts as mentor for new hires
  • Assists in standardisation programmes
  • Supports the ATO in the development of new and updated courseware through liaison with the ATO’s Training Development specialist
  • Liaises with and takes responsibility for communication with customers and other Boeing departments to ensure excellent training
  • Interprets, coordinates, and establishes compliant training programs with CAA/EASA and other national aviation agencies


  • Professional/Technical Expertise: Has thorough knowledge of the job; demonstrates technical and functional skills; keeps informed of latest industry developments and assists in keeping all publications used in training up to date.
  • Organization and Accomplishment of Work: Plans, prioritizes, completes work efficiently and cost effectively, manages multiple tasks simultaneously while achieving expected amount and quality of work. Must possess a self-starting work ethic with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Customer Focus: Demonstrates a sense of urgency when working with both internal and external customers; available and responsive to client needs and wants, seeks to satisfy customer expectations. Exhibits professional and courteous behaviour at all times with internal and external customers.
  • Communication: Manages effective flow of information; uses appropriate style, grammar, and tone in both written and verbal communication. Contributes to regular instructor meetings and group settings, and promotes the sharing of information across the business. Fluency in English, and a second language is a distinct advantage for communicating with customers.
  • Judgement: Identifies and determines appropriate diagnoses/definitions of problems, assesses risk, including the investigation and resolution of problems with projects. Able to consider the cost and benefit of a decision and suggests options

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Holds the appropriate EASA/JAA Instructor/Examiner authorisation
  • Preferably is or has been a Type Rating Examiner
  • Is an SFI/TRI (preferably on 737 or 777/787)
  • Possess solid experience with a scheduled/non-scheduled jet transport carrier or corporate jet operator including 2000 hours as Pilot in Command, and PIC in jet transport airline service within previous 36 months
  • Holds or has held an Airline Transport Pilots Licence with multi-engine rating and a type rating from a recognised EASA signatory country for the program airplane
  • Relevant work experience demonstrating the ability to prepare a lesson plan, interpret and present technical material, and independently teach an airplane model
  • Minimum of three years instructional and/or evaluating experience on transport category aircraft with suitable experience as a simulator instructor
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English well; be able to communicate clearly and accurately using both verbal and written communications. A second language may be desired in some Campuses to meet particular requirements.

Other job related information: 

May require International travel.